German army has concluded a contract for the purchase of 110 ZETROS 4x4 truck 5 tons 0806121
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Defense News - Germany
|Friday, June 8, 2012, 06:24 AM|
|German army has concluded a contract for the purchase of 110 ZETROS 4x4 truck 5 tons.|
On 14 May 2012, the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB) and Daimler AG concluded a contract on the delivery of a total of 110 protected transport vehicles, payload 5 tons, manufacturer’s designation ZETROS.
ZETROS 4x4 5 tons truck, the new German army transport vehicle (Source: Fa. Daimler)
The contract was signed by Mr Thomas Wardecki, Vice President of the BWB, and Mr Hans-Joachim Bayer, Daimler AG head of sales (division authorities), in the presence of BWB project group and Daimler AG representatives.
The ZETROS 5 t has been projected by the BWB. In comparison to the transport vehicles of the same payload used on Bundeswehr operations, it features significantly improved protection in the field of ballistics and against mines and improvised explosive devices (IED). An NBC overpressure system and the possibility to mount a remotely operated weapon station additionally increase vehicle protection and, consequently, soldier protection.
The communication and command and control system interfaces can be used to enhance the capabilities of the vehicle depending on use and mission.